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york city, this is "nightline" with cynthia mcfadden. >> good evening, and thanks for joining us. tonight, a four-day pleasure cruise turned hellish ordeal. 4,200 people are being towed back to shore tonight trapped aboard the carnival cruise ship that lost power in the gulf of mexico sunday. the passengers onboard describe nightmarish scenes of squalor. >> reporter: tonight, stranded at sea. as seen today from above, the carnival triumph being towed to port in mobile, alabama. it is day four of what has turned into the holiday from hell for the more than 4,000 people onboard. bethany is aboard, they spoke briefly before the phone cut out. >> all you hear on those phone calls is crying and talking about i'm gonna die, i'm gonna die. >> reporter: rob and stephanie had hoped for a beautiful wedding at sea. married on the ship just a few days ago. they are now spending their honeymoon in squalor. the sparkling city on the sea topped with pools, food, and boow? seen in better times in these carnival ads was far from the dream vacation when the ship went dark sunday as it sailed from
parents. >> san mateo homeowner who claim as legal battle with the city is preventing him from living in his home will be in court today to fight an injunction. he told abc7 last month that he was spending nights in a tent in the front yard because the city red tagged his house and the city attorney said they have tried to work with the homeowner on the remodels for 10 years saying the house dangerous and lacks working humming and heating. the city wants to legally force the man to clean up or abandon the house. >> this morning officials at uc berkeley and fire investigators are look into why a transformer exploded in a vault and echoed across campus. no one was hurt and a small fire was quickly put out. >> on this valentine's day, same-sex couples will meet at san francisco city hall to apply for marriage licenses. there was a sit in last year as they were turned down. the sheriff deputies detained but released eight people who refused to leave the county clerk's office. supporters say this annual demonstration has never been more important as the u.s. supreme court prepares to hear
's day, head on over to miami. it's 82 degrees. >> not a bad call. that's a sexy city. not a bad holiday. >>> well, they've been staying out of the spotlight for a week. but today, the winners of virginia's $217 million powerball jackpot are coming forward. >> the lucky ticket was bought at a self-service lottery machine at richmond's airport, which means that the winner could have -- could have been anywhere. but it turns out that they were nearby all along. a virginia couple. >> that's a lot of roses. >> a lot of money. >> enjoy it. >>> coming up, the most dependable cars on the road. the new rankings that are just out. >>> and they're making official today a major merger in the airline industry. but what does it mean to travelers? >>> plus, some disappointing news for all the -- lady gaga's little monsters. she will not be on the stage again anytime soon. ñcñ?xús1@ú? >>> welcome back, everybody. it is clear skies for another airline megamerger. we are expecting an announcement today that american airlines and u.s. airways will join, creating the world's largest carrier. their boar
school to help climbing enrollment. our media partner reports the menlo park city school district could re-open the former o'connor school on elliott drive this time for 2014 school year. right now a private school leases the campus. the school district is projecting 8 percent rise in enrollment the next 10 years and a meeting will take place next week. a san bruno elementary school will close the scene end of the school year after a battle to save it fell short. the school board debated until midnight before voting to chose the elementary school to ease a $1.5 million deficit. it was located at site of the 2010 deadly gas explosion. it was not closed last year because the kids had been too much. only 65 students attend the school. some will be transferred to a mile away at beyond muir elementary. >> a controversial pill women take to prevent pregnancy. but, first, a valentine's day protest by same-sex marriage couples. >> we have 680, tail lights headed southbound, and traffic volume is picking up, and traffic is weather, together, next. >> we are back at ten minutes after the hour, wi
on alert, the discovery that has >> welcome back on thursday. redwood city is the latest city to implement a ban on plastic bags. there will be a vote march 11, requiring shoppers to use a re-useable bag or pay ten cents for paper bag. it would go into affect on april 25, earth day, most cities already have a similar ban in place. >> volunteers armed with flashlights are taking to trails in concord to help people trying to find their way. the lights are out near the north concord bart station because of copper thieves are no thanks to them. we shed some light on what is being done. >> the sun goes down. it is pitch black on this trail parallelling the highway. lights along the trail headed south of the north concord bart station have been out for months after copper thieves access the inground boxes and ripped out the wiring. >> i have have to come home after 6:30 at night and now i carry a pocket knife because from here to the center where there is a break going into the neighborhood all lights are out. >> 4:30 in the morning riding a bicycle, if i hit someone we are going to the hospital
, the mayor dumped the city's long time red light camera vendor. news reports this grows a deepening corruption scandal. a company sponsored investigation found two exec tifz had given lavish gifts to the official and it was covered up when reporters began raising questions. also has contracts with many cities in the bay area and the rest of the state. >> what this indicates is the history of the red light camera problem in california and elsewhere. >> state senator jerry hill has been a critic of red light cameras and sponsored several bills to weed out abuses in the system. >> more tickets theyyçç?ñ wrote, n >> hill says there is a lot of money to be made. >> when there is a lot of money attached, you start seeing some bad actors. i think red flex is, they're got caught. per month. so you've got a contract. >> this attorney represented many red light camera violateors and told abc 7 news scandal, cities here ought to initiate and review contracts with red flags and other traffic camera makers. >> i think i cities and counties and towns ought to look into whether red flex paid an
with the help of her 6-year-old son, and it sure has paid off as she hase welcome from new york city tammy austin. so pretty. >> thank you. [kiss] meredith: good to see you. all right, tammy, we discovered yesterday that your son is a fan of this show, he's been helping you prepare, that you are also a risk taker... >> apparently. meredith: not afraid to make some guesses. well, they certainly paid off. >> they did yesterday. meredith: but at what point do you think, "i probably won't be risky" at some point in this game? >> well...usually my line is that if it doesn't take a lot of preparation or endurance or training, i'll do it. meredith: uh-huh. >> i've been kind of training for this one by collecting useless knowledge for a long time. meredith: ha ha! >> we'll see, you know? it's ok. it's actually not useless anymore. meredith: and i know you can use the money. it's been flooding in your apartment recently, so... >> yes. we had 4 feet of water in my apartment yesterday. meredith: oh, my god. >> so i had no hot water this morning. so i'm here. it's a nice day to be on tv when you can't
and disturbing of all, firearms. >> they have been sporadic throughout the city. and the times have been sporadic as well. >> sargeant says of the 25 burglaries three have been in the homes of police officers. the intruders hit the jackpot in one home. >> there was a safe taken there were a number of firearms stolen unfortunately. >> police found the safe but waits empty. residents say it's a safe, quiet town but many noticed a spike in home burglaries. peter foster was in the surprised. >> when first moving out of there, high percentage live out here in general. it's been a nice bedroom community to live n officers house was burglarized up the street. >> neighbor charlie jackson says lobbying cops isj+?+Ñ not smart. >> they're looking for firearms and pistols and creates a dangerous situation for everybody. and... dangerous situation for burglars themselves. you can get shot. >> pleel tell us they're chasing leads. detectives are meeting to review some of that information. information that they hope will lead them to some arrests. vic lee abc 7 news. >> tick, thank you. >> police are warning re
on the board. and it looks like an italian villa city. >> it sure does. >> it's just gorgeous. we salute you, capitola, california, and the rest of the great state. great stuff going on. 61 in san francisco. 67 at sacramento. even palm springs at 75. phoenix, you're a couple degrees above normal at 68 degrees. into the northeast, we're actually getting a little bit better. there was a light dusting of snow away from the coastline. big cities didn't get it. we're getting drier air. 46 in philadelphia. we'll say 42 in boston. >> little cold front drops into florida. but it's beautiful skies across the gulf coast today. we'll have more weather when we come back in a minute. >> thank you, sam. >>> and coming up on "gma," the high school sweetheart murder trial. a star football player accused of slashing his girlfriend to death. his defense is insanity. >>> and one cousin defending another. jenny mccarthy lashing out at the film critic who savaged melissa mccarthy in his review of "identity thief." now, the critic reveals why he stands by his review. >>> and it's our biggest valentine's day event
that is on purpose. >> the start up bus began three years ago, now, spread to 10 other city autos won't it be easier to hop on a plane? >> yes. would it be easier to hop on an airplane but not half as much fun. >> they stop to hear experts and do market research on a tight clock. that is last year, her teamh"1÷ produced serlized. >> you can select the ingredients you wanted in serial and see it in the bowl. >> the start up bus is one of a growing number of hackathons happening unusual convenient use. don't fancy the open road? how about open water? >> it's on a yacht. >> venture beat writer says unreasonable at sea and a start up bus exist one reason. >> there is a talent shortage in silicon valley well. have to come up with fun ideas to get programmers wanting to get involved with hacka thonz. >>"vxc the start up bus is half full and taking applications. >> coming up next a new made in america story. >> a woman turning her life of the beach into a booming >>> a published study today shows california tobacco prevention program saved us billions of dollars that. concludes cost have fallen by $56 for
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